Las Mujeres Architecture Study

Part of the Legacies on the Landscape project

Author(s): Cara Steiner Kiggins

Year: 2007


The architecture of Las Mujeres (also known as Squaw Creek Ruin and NA 12555) was examined as part of the Legacies on the Landscape research project during the Spring 2007 field season. Room construction sequences, as indicated by bonded or abutted corners, are indicators of population growth. These patterns of bonded and abutted corners suggest whether a pueblo was built all at once or instead built incrementally through the gradual accretion of rooms. A gradual accretion of rooms could likely indicate a gradual increase in population, while a pueblo appearing to be built in once construction phase is more likely to indicate a rapid population increase.

Cite this Record

Las Mujeres Architecture Study. Cara Steiner Kiggins. 2007 ( tDAR id: 406890) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8SQ929X

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1200 to 1450

Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.162; min lat: 34.079 ; max long: -111.907; max lat: 34.296 ;

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